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LDCs: Behind the scenes – gearing up for a UN conference on least developed countries

UN News Centre - ‎11 hours ago‎
26 May 2016 - Collaborating on the organization of major international conferences is a task well known to the United Nations, whose staff have the responsibility of ensuring that key messages are successfully delivered to not only those on location ...
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'Old habits die hard,' UN deputy chief tells Environment Assembly, urging action towards sustainability

UN News Centre - ‎12 hours ago‎
26 May 2016 - United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson stressed today the need for Member States to redouble efforts at prevention - whether to combat climate change, build resilience or address potential conflict flashpoints before they ...

At Security Council, climate change citied among factors impacting stability in Sahel

UN News Centre - ‎10 hours ago‎
26 May 2016 - At a meeting today in the United Nations Security Council on the situation in the Sahel region of sub-Saharan Africa, senior UN officials stressed that climate change plays a direct role in the region's security, development and stability ...
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Yemen: 'hope' emanating from UN-sponsored talks, as details of peace agreement discussed

UN News Centre - ‎14 hours ago‎
26 May 2016 - The United Nations envoy for Yemen said today that hope is emanating from the ongoing peace talks for the country as the warring parties started discussing details of elements that would be included in a comprehensive agreement.
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'We have an opportunity in the next 15 to 20 years to really change our world' – UN envoy for the least developed ...

UN News Centre - ‎17 hours ago‎
According to the UN Office that supports the world's most vulnerable nations (OHRLLS), the LDCs represent the poorest and weakest segment of the international community, comprising more than 880 million people (12 per cent of the global population) and ...
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UN envoy for Syria tells Security Council peace talks will resume 'as soon as feasible'

UN News Centre - ‎14 hours ago‎
26 May 2016 - The United Nations envoy for Syria today told the Security Council that he intends to begin the next round of intra-Syrian talks 'as soon as feasible, but certainly not within the next two to three weeks,' the Organization reported today ...

UN launches campaign to urge 'smart' transition to sustainable cities

UN News Centre - ‎20 hours ago‎
26 May 2016 - Two United Nations entities have launched a global initiative to advocate for public policy that will promote use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) as a catalyst for the transition to smart sustainable cities.
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Attacks on health care and medical personnel in crises occur with 'alarming frequency' – UN

UN News Centre - ‎13 hours ago‎
The wreckage of an ambulance repeatedly attacked in Bentiu Hospital, South Sudan, now sits immobilized beyond repair. Photo: WHO/G.
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Justice and accountability 'critical components' for lasting peace in Libya – ICC Prosecutor

UN News Centre - ‎13 hours ago‎
26 May 2016 - Justice, accountability and the deterrent effects of the law remain “critical components” for achieving lasting peace in Libya, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) told the United Nations Security Council today ...
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UN health agency launches programme for outbreaks and humanitarian emergencies

UN News Centre - ‎15 hours ago‎
26 May 2016 - At the World Health Assembly taking place in Geneva this week, Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) have agreed to establish a new Health Emergencies Programme that will add operational capabilities for outbreaks and ...
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INTERVIEWS: Top UN peacekeeping, logistical officials discuss threats to 'blue helmets'

UN News Centre - ‎17 hours ago‎
26 May 2016 - In extreme circumstances like deliberate targeting by jihadists and traffickers to more complicated assignments, today's United Nations peacekeepers need courage, a high degree of professionalism and resilience, the head of the so-called ...
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In Republic of Korea, Ban urges Asian nations to settle border disputes, historical issues

UN News Centre - ‎17 hours ago‎
26 May 2016 - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on all Asian countries to deepen dialogue, expand cooperation, and address border disputes, historical issues and threats to stability on the Korean Peninsula.

Haiti: UN agencies support Government in vaccination campaign against cholera

UN News Centre - ‎May 25, 2016‎
25 May 2016 - Two United Nations agencies said today they are supporting the Government of Haiti in a vaccination campaign against cholera that aims to reach 400,000 people in 2016.
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On Africa Day, Ban urges leveraging gains to ensure 'no African is left behind'

UN News Centre - ‎May 25, 2016‎
25 May 2016 - Despite an uncertain global economic landscape, Africa's prospects are positive, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, urging the continent's leaders to use recent gains to address rising social and economic inequalities.
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'The will to advance towards peace clearly exists' in the Middle East – UN envoy

UN News Centre - ‎May 25, 2016‎
25 May 2016 - The United Nations envoy for the peace process in the Middle East today warned the Security Council that, as circumstances on the ground continue to deteriorate, lamenting the disappearance of a negotiated two-state solution has become a ...
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Iraq: civilians in besieged Fallujah at 'extreme risk,' senior UN humanitarian official warns

UN News Centre - ‎16 hours ago‎
“We are receiving distressing reports of civilians trapped inside Fallujah who are desperate to escape to safety, but can't,” said Lise Grande, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq. “Parties to the conflict are obliged to uphold international ...
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DR Congo: Ban 'profoundly concerned' over reports of rising political tensions

UN News Centre - ‎May 25, 2016‎
25 May 2016 - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed profound concern over reports of increasing political tensions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) linked to the continuing uncertainty surrounding the country's ...
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Australia references stripped from UN climate change report

ABC Online - ‎10 hours ago‎
The report, jointly published by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation), the Union of Concerned Scientists and the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP), initially contained a chapter on the Great Barrier Reef ...

With busy bees in the lead, 'pollinator-friendly' approach vital for healthy agricultural ecosystems – UN

UN News Centre - ‎May 25, 2016‎
25 May 2016 - As bellwethers for ecosystem health and biodiversity, bees play a crucial role in agriculture and ending hunger, and “pollinator-friendly” approaches are therefore highly encouraged, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture ...
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India abstains from voting on US press freedom group's plea in United Nations

Firstpost - ‎1 hour ago‎
United Nations: India has abstained from voting, while China and Pakistan voted against a bid by a US advocacy group for press freedom, seeking accreditation as an NGO at the United Nations. The non-governmental organisation (NGO) Committee of the ...
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